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June 23, 2019

JONAH: A Missionary Posture

JONAH: A Missionary Posture

The simple truth is that Christians have much yet to say to a hurting world. God offers us a vision for how life may be transformed, like it was for the Ninevites, when we seek first God’s kingdom and God’s righteousness. The helpful and hopeful word that Christians offer is the last, best chance to […]

April 28, 2019

Eyewitness Talk

We believe the Gospels are recorded by reliable witnesses who saw and spoke and spent time with Jesus after the crucifixion. They were eyewitnesses to the resurrected Christ. We have very little hard proof that these things took place as the Bible described them; what we do have is the eyewitness talk of faithful people, […]

May 21, 2017

The Whole World in His Hands

The Whole World in His Hands

Lord knows that there are so many struggles and crises in our lives that we sometimes feel that nobody has the world in-hand, nobody is at the wheel steering the ship. We have so many questions that we often seem to be wandering in circles. But the Lord knows us, too, and says to us, […]

May 7, 2017

The GO-CHRIST Challenge

The GO-CHRIST Challenge

In a world that is increasingly hostile to people of faith, it takes a certain amount of guts to want to engage in the obstacle course of discipleship: think of it as the GO-CHRIST Challenge. It would be easy to quit, to forgo the obstacles or to merely stand on the sidelines. Peter, however, urges […]

March 5, 2017

When Failure IS an Option

When Failure IS an Option

In the Garden of Eden, failure was an option. And we can be thankful for that. Adam and Eve flunked their test, but their failure taught them and teaches us today to trust God’s word and live as children of God.

February 5, 2017

Peer Pressure from the Pharisees

Peer Pressure from the Pharisees

When it comes to righteousness, the Pharisees are tough to beat. They are the spiritual superstars of their day, exerting an enormous amount of peer pressure on the people around them. Jesus knows that these Jewish leaders are passionate about the law of God, supportive of synagogues and schools, attentive to purity rules and regulations, […]

January 8, 2017

Wonder Water

Wonder Water

An unending supply. No matter how much we expend ourselves for the sake of the gospel of Jesus Christ and in the service of our neighbors, there will always be enough water to go around. We and those we serve will be renewed and refreshed.   When we exercise our faith, the waters of our […]

July 10, 2016

A Letter that Changed History

A Letter that Changed History

A letter made us all children of God through faith. In his letter to the Galatians, the apostle Paul changed history by arguing that we are made right with God through the faith of Jesus, and not through religious law. He was writing to a group of Greek-speaking converts to Christianity, who wondered if they needed […]

June 26, 2016

Miranda Rights and Righteousness

Miranda Rights and Righteousness

Over the past 50 years, there’s been a lot of talk about rights: civil rights, women’s rights, gender rights, children’s rights, victim’s rights, criminal rights. But the apostle Paul is much more interested in our righteousness than in our rights, and he wants to teach us how to be square with God. Surprisingly, Paul does not […]

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